Center for Professional Excellence

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The CPE offers a variety of employment and career development related events throughout the academic year.

From our career fairs to information sessions, our office constantly offers opportunities for students to narrow their job search, learn about internships, and become more educated about employment and life after graduation. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What percentages of seniors are employed after graduation?

86% of the 2013 COBA graduates reported full time employment after graduation.

When do companies start to recruit college grads?

The college recruiting cycle begins in August and ends in early April. Recruiters tend to fill hiring “classes” that start their training in June. In small organizations, employers want to snag the best and the brightest, they know that the early recruiter gets the best recruit!

By what year should my student create a resume?

Students are encouraged to begin the resume process immediately. A resume is a work in progress, and students who start early have the advantage of improving and refining the document over time. Students need to keep their resume regularly updated to reflect new experiences, ensuring that an up-to-date resume is available when needed.

What companies recruit Carter College of Business students and graduates?

Axciom, ArcBest Corporation, Arkansas DHS, Arkansas Division of Legislative Audit, Aviall Services, Inc. (A Boeing Company), BKD, LLP, CBIZ Memphis, Deloitte & Touche, LLP, Edward Jones, Enterprise, Ernst & Young, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Hewlett Packard Company, JPMS Cox, PLLC, KPMG, MCG Group, Northwestern Mutual, Parker Hannifin Corporation, PricewaterHouseCoopers, Regions Bank, Rural Sourcing, Inc., Sherwin Williams, Simmons Bank, Treasury Inspector General, U.S. Dept of Justice (FBI), Walmart, Watkins Uiberall, PLLC, White County Federal Credit Union, and Windstream Communications.

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